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Birth of the cool : California art, design, and culture at midcentury

Author: Elizabeth ArmstrongMichael BoydAnna BrouwerMary TrentOrange County Museum of Art (Calif.); et al; All authors
Publisher: Newport Beach : Orange County Museum of Art ; Munich ; New York : Prestel Publishing, ©2007.
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1950s West Coast style exuded "cool" from the smooth, hypnotic strains of a Miles Davis riff; Richard Neutra's elegant, modernist residences; and the hard-edged paintings of Helen Lundeberg and Karl  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Frederick Hammersley; Helen Lundeberg; Lorser Feitelson; John McLaughlin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Armstrong; Michael Boyd; Anna Brouwer; Mary Trent; Orange County Museum of Art (Calif.); Addison Gallery of American Art.; Oakland Museum of California.; Blanton Museum of Art.; et al
ISBN: 3791338781 9783791338781
OCLC Number: 171112022
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, October 7, 2007-January 6, 2008; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, February 15-April 13, 2008; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California, May 18-August 17, 2008; The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, February 27-May 31, 2009.
Description: 301 p. . : ill. (some col.) ; 26 x 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Dennis Szakacs --
Acknowledgments --
The square and the cool : California art, design, and culture at midcentury / Elizabeth Armstrong --
Domestic cool : modern architecture and its image in southern California / Elizabeth A.T. Smith --
Hard-edge cool / Frances Colpitt --
Making the scene : West Coast modernism and the movies / Bruce Jenkins --
Cool on cool : William Claxton and the way the music looked / Dave Hickey --
Formal, cool, dense : graphic design in Los Angeles at midcentury / Lorraine Wild --
The migration of modernism : from turn-of-the-century Vienna to midcentury Los Angeles / Michael Boyd --
Cold War cool / Thomas Hine --
1959 : a snapshot of midcentury culture / Anna Brouwer and Mary Trent --
Selected texts and documents : The Herman Miller Collection catalog, 1952 (selected pages) ; The gentlemen of jazz / Whitney Balliett, 1955 ; The book jackets of Alvin Lustig / James Laughlin, 1956 --
Case Study House No.21 / Pierre Koenig, architect, 1959 ; Unesco Gardens in Paris / Isamu Noguchi ; Richard Neutra: a philosophy of design / Frederick Wright ; Four abstract classicists exhibition catalog (selected pages) / introduction by Jules Langsner, 1959 ; Stage prop look avoided in views / Glenn Fowler, 1960 ; American culture has always warmed to what's cool / Alan G. Artner, 2006 ; A jazzman so cool you want him frozen at his peak / Terrence Rafferty, 2007.
Other Titles: California art, design, and culture at midcentury
Responsibility: Elizabeth Armstrong ; with essays by Michael Boyd ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Anna Brouwer, Mary Trent.

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